Working in an office might not seem like that difficult of a job, but it can be incredibly monotonous and stressful. Dealing with clients on a daily basis and coworkers who might not do their own job load can be incredibly frustrating for the average office employee. Stress management techniques in the office can reduce stress immensely and allow the office to run more productively in the long run. One of the best ways to (more…)
Hand washing is one of the most important things that you can do in order to stay healthy. Even though you can’t see it, your hands get tons of bacteria on them throughout the day, and whenever you touch your face or touch something that you’re going to eat, you are increasing the chance that the bacteria gets into your body.
The Center for Disease Control has released the most effective method for hand washing- wet your (more…)
In the health care setting, infection control is a top priority. Health care workers are trained in the proper way to wash their hands, change their gloves before leaving a patient’s room and ensuring a patient has access to good hygiene. Hospitals are the places where health care workers are exposed to hazardous materials, disease and sickness. It is important that a health care worker understands proper infection control techniques.
Infection control is taught in most health care professions. If a health care worker does not follow safe infection control procedures, they (more…)
There are lots of occupational hazards that come with being a respectable homeowner. And we’re not just talking about a leaky roof or a termite infestation or even keeping up with the Joneses. The occupational hazards that I’m talking about have to do with intrusion and robbery – all the nasty little hazards that we wished didn’t exist.
However, the only way to solve a problem is to face it. Sites like www.ohiohomesecuritysystems.net pretty much have you covered when it comes to information on security systems. Those can make a big difference in protecting your home and giving your family that much needed peace of mind.
Another thing you can do is to use some good old fashioned common sense. When night falls, make sure the blinds are closed so any outsiders can’t see what’s worth stealing. And if you’re taking a trip, you should either halt the delivery of your mail or have a trustworthy neighbor pick it up for you.
Unfortunately, the threat of home invasion and robbery are occupational hazards that you must be wary of for as long as you are a homeowner. However, being wary is not the same as living in fear and if you take the necessary precautions, you can live your life.
Although most people associate on-the-job injuries with jobs that are physically demanding, office jobs can be detrimental to your health as well. Secretaries and individuals who work at their computer for long periods of time during the day can often develop carpal tunnel syndrome after years of repetitive computer use, so it is important to take precautions against injuring yourself.
One way to avoid carpal tunnel syndrome is to optimize your work space so that you do not have to put unnecessary pressure (more…)
People who spend a lot of time working with computers often end up with eye strain. This strain usually occurs because of the brightness of the screen. By staring at this light for long periods of time, people can develop headaches and blurred vision. Most desktop monitors will have control knobs to adjust the level of brightness on the screen. Turning the screen down will help reduce the strain associated with the bright light. On laptop computers the adjustment can be made through the on-screen controls (more…)
Sitting in an office chair for extended periods of time can really have a negative impact on the back. Office chairs put the back into an alignment that is not natural which can put pressures on different parts of the back, especially the lower back area. In order to prevent these aches and pains it helps to maintain better posture in the office chair. Sitting up with a straight back with the abdomen pulled in and shoulders pulled back can help a person (more…)
In the healthcare setting, a commonplace practice for nurses is to administer injections. Most injections are subcutaneous, just under the skin, with a small needle. But it is still necessary to follow standard procedures when giving the injection.
To avoid a needle stick injury in the healthcare setting, the important thing to remember is to keep the needle pointed away from you at all times. Sometimes it is necessary to draw up medication into a needle and recap to get closer (more…)
Infection control is the most important control in the healthcare setting. If you work or plan to work in healthcare where you will be in contact with patients or their body fluids, there is one thing that stands out. That is wash your hands.
Washing hands effectively and frequently is the most effective way to keep infection under control. That is, keeping infections from spreading to other patients, to their visitors and to the healthcare team members caring (more…)
People are always falling and injuring themselves while on the job. This can cause many significant problems that could potentially lead your company to pay more than needed for injury insurance. It is necessary to understand the safety risks before taking on any job to make sure that you are ready to take steps in order to prevent injury. It is crucial to make sure that you do whatever is required to keep your company from shelling out extra funds just to stay in business. There is one notable thing that you can do (more…)